Matthew Smalarz

Matthew Smalarz

Professor of History; History and Social Sciences Coordinator

    Education

  • Ph.D. History University of Rochester
  • M.A. History La Salle University
  • B.A. History La Salle University

Academic Specialties & Interests

Modern America, 1865-Present; Urban American History; History of Philadelphia; African-American History; American Cultural and Intellectual History

Publications

“The White Island:” Whiteness in the Making of Public and Private Space in Northeast Philadelphia, 1854-1990 (Ph. D. Dissertation, University of Rochester, Proquest, 2016; pending book manuscript;)

Review of Trotter, Joseph; Day, Jared. Race and Renaissance: African-Americans in
Pittsburgh since World War II. H-Urban, H-Net Reviews

Review of Levenstein, Lisa. A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia. Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, Vol. 80, No. 1, Winter 2013

Shopping Centers, in Howard Gillette and Charlene Mires, eds., The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia,
(Published, July 2013)

Northeast Philadelphia, in Howard Gillette and Charlene Mires, eds., The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia,
(Published February 2014)

Roosevelt Boulevard, in Howard Gillette and Charlene Mires, eds., The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia,
(Published October 2015)

    Background

  • Historical Consultant

Personal Interests

Playing and watching sports, especially baseball, soccer and tennis; singing and karaoke; reading history books/articles and "The Economist"; and writing

    Courses Taught

  • Western Civilization I HS101
  • Western Civilization II HS102
  • Culture, Race, and Ethnicity in American History HS105
  • History of the United States I HS103
  • History of the United States II HS104
  • The Making of Modern Philadelphia HS210

    Extracurriculars

  • Co-Advisor for Phi Theta Kappa, Team Chaplain (Soccer and Baseball)